With the holidays pretty much over, it’s now time to go and get what you really wanted for Christmas, Hanukkah, etc. Many stores do some kind of after-Christmas sale, but not all stores give a great discount or have much merchandise to offer. However, there are stores out there that will do everything possible to draw in disgruntled holiday gift recipients, like slashing items to 75% (or more) off of their original list price, offering entire departments on discount, and so on. Here is a listing of five stores which provide amazing discounts and tons of items from which you can choose:
Bath amp; Body Works
Bath amp; Body Works (BBW) is probably the best-known emporium of soaps, candles, body lotions, shower gels, mineral salt scrubs, and whatever else you need to get squeaky clean. This store doesn’t mess around: within two days of Christmas being declared over and done, BBW prices a good half of its items at a 40% discount. Holiday items are priced at a 75% discount or even more. After another week, BBW will make a second grand attempt to clear out all its holiday merchandise by discounting items at an amazing 90% discount. You can Find Promotional Codes and other amazing deals on their official website. This is why it is recommended that you always check that out before you order anything from there. This is also valid most of the stores that are mentioned in this list.
If anyone has not yet heard of Victoria’s Secret, it is a veritable woman’s bedroom, filled with frilly undergarments, cosmetics, perfumes, bath accessories, and even a stuffed animal or two. This store conveniently schedules one of its two semi-annual sales right after the Christmas season, either just before or after New Year’s Day. The savings are amazing: bras normally priced from $25-$50 go for at least half of their original value. Panties are priced even more affordably. Holiday items really take a hit, with many lotions and sprays priced at a 75% or greater discount.
Has anyone not yet heard of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the behemoth discount store company that makes a yearly profit equivalent to many a small country’s GDP? If not, take a drive- there’s bound to be one close to you. Despite what you may think of the company, Wal-Mart does a great after-Christmas blow-out on its holiday items. Starting the day after Christmas and going until about a week after New Year’s Day, Wal-Mart starts the ball rolling by discounting holiday items by 50%. After a few days, whatever is left is discounted again to 75% off of the original price. Once that gets picked through, everything that is left is slashed to 90% off or even more. Apparently, storing inventory can be more expensive than the inventory itself!
Kohl’s is a department store chain commonly found in the United States. It is much more upscale than Wal-Mart, ShopKo, and K Mart, but not quite on par with stores like Macy’s or Lord amp; Taylor. Still, the store has lots to offer, and even during the non-Christmas season it provides many amazing discounts and clearances on clothing and housewares. After Christmas is over, Kohl’s starts advertising online discounts starting at midnight and 60-70% discounts in-store at 6 AM. However, the real deals begin about a week after the holiday season ends, with many items going at even 95% off of the original price. If you are patient and vigilant, you can walk away with quality items paid for with just pennies on the dollar!
If you still think that Walgreens is just a drugstore, think again. This place has expanded from being just a pharmacy to a place that sells cosmetics, perfumes, candies, chocolates, greetings cards, and even Ben amp; Jerry’s ice cream. It also sells lots of Christmas items, which of course need to be disposed of after the holiday season is over. Walgreens will start the after-Christmas season sale by cutting all Christmas items to half off of their original prices. However, the patient shopper knows that this is just the beginning. Within a week’s time, the leftover Christmas items (of which there will be many) will be cut again to 75% off of the original price. After another few days, anything left in the store will be discounted to 90% off of the original price; this is the perfect time to swoop in and claim your treasures.
While there are many more stores that offer tremendous after-Christmas discounts, I’ve found that these five offer amazing deals, and are also the most commonly found within the United States. It certainly pays to keep your eyes open to their amazing sales, and in so doing, finally, get what you really wanted for the holidays.